Fröhlich, Katharina

PIANIST (AUSTRIA)
BORN 10 Jun 1800, Wien - DIED 3 Mar 1879, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 07, Nummer 53 (family tomb))

Katharina Fröhlich became the fiancee of the poet and playwright Franz Grillparzer in 1821, but he never married her. Thus she became known as his 'eternal bride'.

In 1849 he rented a room at the house that belonged to her and her sisters at the Spiegelgasse 21 in Vienna. Grillparzer lived there until he died in 1872 and left all his posessions to the sisters. Katharina handed his papers over to the city of Vienna in 1872 and she founded the Grillparzer Prize and the Schwestern-Fröhlich-Stiftung.

Related persons
• was engaged to Grillparzer, Franz

Sources
Fröhlich, Katharina Kathi

Images

The grave of Katharina Fröhlich at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 


Fulton, Robert

Published: 25 Jan 2009
Last update: 16 Aug 2014